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When compromise is not an option you need to make sure you have the best. Most any hunt can become a once-in-a-lifetime experience, because you never know what is around the next tree or over the next ridge. That is sufficient reason to own one of the best scopes you can get: The Cronus by Athlon. It is equipped with our advanced multi-coating so you’ll have the brightest, clearest long-distance image possible, in any situation. The innovative new XPL coated lenses gives you “Xtra Protective Lens” coating that protects you lenses from moisture, oil, dirt and smudges. The super-fast side parallax focus makes certain you have the clearest image in the world when it matters most. The ultra-strong one-piece tube is hammer-forged from an aircraft aluminum alloy for more strength than standard aluminum, multi-piece scope tubes. The 6x magnification ratio eliminates the needs for multiple scope for different game or types of hunting. No need for multiple scopes for multiple types go game animals,

This  Cronus 4.5-29×56 Model has APLR first focal plane illuminated MOA reticle in it.  Please click the link for detailed reticle subtension…


APLR FFP IR MOA 452956 reticle


EHD Glass Extra Low Dispersion HD Glass significantly reduces chromatic aberration giving you an utmost bright and sharp image with true color reproduction.
Illuminated Reticle The illuminated reticle provides greater visibility during dusk and dawn and other low ambient light environment.
First Focal Plane Reticle First focal plane reticle stays valid at all power settings allowing you to fully utilize the specially designed reticle that shrinks or grows along with your target as you zoom in or out. The reticle offers quick target engagement at low power while offering precise holdover positions with finer details.
Etched Glass Reticle Reticle etched on the glass that provides excellent backing support for complex reticle design and offers great durability and much higher shock resistance to recoil
Advanced Fully Multicoated Fully Multicoated optics effectively reduces reflected light and increases the transmission of light giving you a brighter image than normal single coated lenses
XPL Coating XPL Coating gives you an extra protection on the exterior lenses from dirt, oil and scratches or anything else mother nature can throw at you.
Precision Zero Stop System The system allows you to lock down your zero position and dial back to it with a sharp and precise stop right at your zero mark even you are turning it in pitch-dark or blinded folded.
High Precision Erector System The high precision erector system processed by high precision CNC machine with +/- 0.0001mm tolerance level to provide you the most accurate power settings and smoothest magnification change
6061 T6 Aluminum The 6061T6 aircraft grade aluminum tube that has exceptional strength and superior mechanical integrity will protect these world class optics no matter what punishment you throw at it.
Exposed Tactical Direct Dial Exposed Direct Dial Turrets for elevation and windage allow you to quickly make adjustment as you needed and engage your target within a blink of your eyes
One Piece Tube Construction Heat treated one piece tube gives the scope extra strength over multi-piece tubes. A one piece tube also is better at keeping moisture out thus keeping your scope fog proof for the life of the product
Waterproof Waterproof to protect the scope in the harshest weather conditions or if accidently submerged underwater
Fog proof Fog proof to allow you to immediately engage your target when you take your rifle to cold ambient temperature from warm inside
Shockproof Robust mechanical system with special designs on both control and erector system that give you the ultimate recoil resistance to withstand 1000G recoil for 1000 times.
Argon Purged Argon Purging uses the inertia gas with bigger size molecules to purge any moisture out of the tube giving you better waterproofing and thermal stability .


Magnification 4.5-29
Objective Lens Diameter 56 mm
Reticle  APLR FFP IR MOA, Glass Etched 
Surface Finish Matte 
Lens Coating Advanced Fully Multicoated 
Extra Coating Xtra Protective Coating 
Tube Material 6061 Aluminium 
Tube Diameter 34 mm
Exit Pupil  8.8-1.9mm
Eye Relief 3.6-3.8"
Field of View @100 yards 24.8-3.83 ft
Click Value 0.25 MOA
Adjustment range per rotation 25 MOA
Total Elevation Adjustment 110 MOA
Total Windage Adjustment 64 MOA
Turret Style Exposed Direct Dial
Parallax Adjustment Side Focus – 25 yards to infinity
Purging Material Argon 
Length 14.4"
Weight 35.8 oz
User Instruction Manual Download 
Reticle Manual  Download 

2 reviews for Cronus 4.5-29×56 APLR FFP IR MOA

  1. jasonsleonard@yahoo.com
    5 out of 5


    Athlon Cronus 4.5-29X56 MOA

    Here’s my YouTube Video Tracking Review of the Cronus Scope: https://youtu.be/3ynchnCZZoI

    Controls and functions: The turrets are solid but have a light to medium feel to them. not spongy but not crazy solid. knob size is good and feels right to the hand. zero stop is solid as a rock. single center hold down screw is nice. the finish on the scope is clean and even. nice matte anodize.

    Mag ring and parallax knob: Are smooth but very stiff. a little too stiff for my liking. the parallax goes down to 25yd which is incredible on this mag range of optics. appears to be parallax free at that distance as well.
    the diopter is smooth as silk with no lock ring.

    Illumination: Is probably some of if not the best I’ve seen in a scope. very clean. Dim enough for nvgs and way bright enough for solid daylight.

    Weight and feel: Are hefty and solid. nothing about the scope feels weak or soft.

    Glass: Looks very good in the normal use range between 10-20x. I have no need or desire to use one much above 22-24x if that. the glass is very clean and sharp. not much in the ca dept at all.

    Reticle: damn good looking reticle for moa. thickness is excellent. subtensions are spot on and it’s clean. even as a tree reticle it feels unobtrusive. well done.

    Tracking:looks very good. it’s within 1/4moa and never had a compound variance to it. there does appear to be a little bit it cant in the reticle but nothing terrible to the 40moa or so I ran it to in the video.
    overall looks to be a fine scope. I really know little about them or the company or even prices so that’s on you all to research.

  2. jasonsleonard@yahoo.com
    5 out of 5


    I just got back from the range where I was shooting two rifles side by side, alternating between them every 5 shots. One was topped with a Cronus 4.5×29 MOA reticle, the other a Steiner Military 5×25 with MSR Reticle.

    Long story short, the Cronus beats it hands down. Glass is considerably better in terms of clarity, brightness and resolution. Turret clicks are cleaner and crisper. The Cronus is also shorter and lighter. Both track and hold zero equally well as far as I can tell. Both have fairly thick reticles (not ideal for shooting tiny groups), but the Cronus is just a touch finer. Illumination isn’t even close. The Cronus clobbers the Steiner. Both have generous eye boxes, but the Cronus seemed just a bit better. Parallax on the Cronus seemed easier to dial in as well. As far as durability goes, time will tell. The Steiner feels like a tank by comparison, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s tougher.

    Unfortunately, I paid $1300 more for my Steiner a few years ago then I did for my Cronus just recently. I would now take the Cronus over the Steiner without a second thought even if it was the more expensive optic.

    Buy with confidence, gents. The Athlon Cronus is the real deal and will hang with or beat scopes costing almost twice as much.

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